We did have a kiss at the end of the date. He was a good kisser
I’ve only had two serious relationships. I met my exhusband when I was 19 and we were together for eight years. I was with my second partner for about 15 months and have only dated on and off since we split up.
I’m not a nervous person. I live off adrenaline, which is handy as I’d had no sleep for 36 hours after a flight delay.
When he walked in, I thought: ‘Yep, he’s got a good body and he’s taller than me.’
At around 5ft 9in, I’d have liked him to be taller still. he was wearing a black top and jeans and we both joked about not really knowing what to wear for a Sunday lunch date in a posh restaurant.
We greeted each other with a friendly peck on the cheek. It was a good start.
EASY TO TALK TO?
AS We initially got to know each other, I asked questions about his family and whether he was manchester-born. But then James started talking about his job . . . and didn’t stop.
the two-hour date turned into four and towards the end I said: ‘ I’m going to be blunt, I don’t think you’re in the right mindset for a relationship. I think you’re focusing on your career. When would you find time to date?’ And he said: ‘Yeah, I think you could be right.’
EMBARRASSING MOMENTS? no, not at all. DID SPARKS FLY?
YeS, a little bit. We were looking into each other’s eyes and did have a kiss at the end of the date, which was lovely.
he was a good kisser. But I think we both knew we weren’t right for one another.
SEE HIM AGAIN?
no, I don’t think so.
WHAT DO YOU THINK HE THOUGHT OF YOU?
I hope he found me attractive. he kept dropping his surname into the conversation. perhaps that was his way of telling me how to find him on social media but he didn’t ask for my details.
WOULD YOUR FAMILY LIKE HIM?
theY all talk as much as me, so it is easy to chat. But they’re all football mad and he hates football.